Same article – paragraph below

April 8, 2007 at 8:37 am

[QUOTE]Another example of CIDP associated with a paraprotein is the POEMS syndrome. This acronym stands for polyneuropathy, organomegaly (enlarged organs like the liver), endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein (a paraprotein) and skin changes (such as increased pigmentation and hairiness). …. treated with irradiation which is followed by gratifying improveent in the peripheral neuropathy. [/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]Endocrinopathy: Literally, a disease of an endocrine gland. A medical term for a hormone problem. For example, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, etc. [/QUOTE]

Which paraprotein is this? Which blood test can show it?

Does the above quote from the article mean that you can have CIDP and endocrinopathy or that endocrinopathy (and each of the other mentioned) can be the CIDP problem?

Is the paraprotein related to the measurement of antibodies?

Endocrinopathy – hypothyroidism – Hashimoto’s (high TPO-antibodies) is my case. I would like to know how this is all related and treated. The article leaves too many questions for me.

Any answers???